European Union pushes US over privacy pact

Officials from the United States have entered discussions with their European counterparts in Brussels over the status of the Privacy Shield agreement, which allows Europeans to file complaints about how US companies are using their data. The officials are expected to tackle "developments concerning the collection of personal data by US authorities for purposes of law enforcement or national security." Don’t expect any major surprises, as European Union leaders are expected to wait until at least November to issue recommendations on whether to move forward with the pact. Officials from both sides of the Atlantic have publicly expressed support for the agreement in recent days, with EU Justice Commissioner Vera Jourova calling it a “commercial success” on Twitter and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross calling for the US and EU to “preserve the framework” in an op-ed.

EU pushes U.S. over privacy pact What's Next for Privacy Shield (Politico) Transatlantic Privacy Deal is Vital to Trade (Department of Commerce) Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the Second Annual Review of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield in Brussels, Belgium